Vineeth S Varma was born in Tripunithura, India. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Physics with Honors from Chennai Mathematical Institute, India in 2008. He then proceeded to join the Erasmus Mundus course in Optics and obtained Masters in Science and Technology from Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena in 2009 and Warsaw University of Technology in 2010. He was awarded his PhD (funded by Orange Labs) from LSS/Supélec, under the supervision of Prof. Samson Lasaulce. He did one year of post doctoral research at Singapore University of Technology and Design in the research group of Prof. Tony Quek. He is a CNRS researcher at the Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy (CRAN) in Nancy (France) since 2016. His areas of interest are energy efficiency in telecommunication, smart grids and the interface of automatic control and communication. His CV can be found here.